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Westwood Parish Council Meeting.

A meeting of Westwood PC (a virtual/remote meeting via Zoom

technology) will take place at 8pm on Monday 7 September 2020 using Zoom technology.
This will be a virtual/remote meeting and you are invited to participate/'attend'.

 I have attached an Agenda which includes a list of decisions made
via email to date.View the agenda on the Parish Council page

 The meeting is open to the public. If you wish to view the
meeting and/or address the PC on any matter during the Public Participation
item - immediately prior to the formal meeting - please contact me (email:
roger.p.coleman@btinternet.com ) and I will provide
you with the Zoom 'log-in' details. Your details will only be retained by me
for the purpose of contacting you. They will not be passed to anyone else and
will be deleted once I have contacted you.

 Roger Coleman, Clerk to Westwood Parish Council

 

Speed Watch Report Aug 2020

Speed Watch update

The Speed Watch report for August 2020 has been published on the Community page link left hand column. Quote: "Westwood consistently appears as one of the worst locations for speeding within the County."
Note of new meeting

New Meeting Notice and Agenda

Please note that news has been publishd and is to be read in the site middle column.
Church Open

Church Opening Times

Please refer to the Community webpage for details of the church opening times.

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The Parish of Westwood

The parish of Westwood lies at the western extremity of Wiltshire, a mile to the south-west of Bradford-on-Avon, and stretches about 2.5 km from west to east and 1.5 km from north to south. It occupies an angle formed by the northward-flowing River Frome and the westward-flowing Bristol Avon; these rivers form its southern and northern boundaries, respectively. It includes five smaller settlements, Lower Westwood near the centre, Upper Westwood and Avoncliff to the north, Lye Green to the north-east, and the hamlet of Iford (which straddles the county boundary with Somerset) to the south-west. Since the Second World War, new housing development has created a 'Middle Westwood' in the fields between Upper and Lower Westwood. On the south-west and west, the parish adjoins Somerset and Avon.

The derivation of the place name is easy to guess, reflecting the former thick cover of woodland and its position as the 'western wood' of the Saxon royal estate of Bradford. The name has changed little over the centuries; it was 'Westwuda' in A.D. 987. Avoncliff (called 'Ancliff' in earlier times), as might be expected, stands on a limestone outcrop on a steep hillside above the Avon valley. Westwood is situated on the limestone plateau, and the clay soils were used for arable cultivation until the nineteenth century, since when pastoral farming, and particularly dairying, have predominated. To continue reading visit: Wiltshire Council Community pages and select Comprehensive View.

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Westwood Parish Council Meeting 3rd August 2020

A meeting of Westwood PC (a virtual/remote meeting via Zoom

technology) will take place at 8pm on Monday 3 August 2020 using Zoom technology.
This will be a virtual/remote meeting and you are invited to participate.

 I have attached an Agenda which includes a list of decisions made
via email to date. The August Agenda is published on the Parish Council webpage.

 The meeting is open to the public. If you wish to view the
meeting and/or address the PC on any matter during the Public Participation
item - immediately prior to the formal meeting - please contact me (email:
roger.p.coleman@btinternet.com ) and I will provide
you with the Zoom 'log-in' details. Your details will only be retained by me
for the purpose of contacting you. They will not be passed to anyone else and
will be deleted once I have contacted you.

 Roger Coleman, Clerk to Westwood Parish Council

 

Westwood Parish Council Meeting.

A meeting of Westwood PC (a virtual/remote meeting via Zoom
technology) will take place at 8pm on Monday 1 June 2020 using Zoom technology.
This will be a virtual/remote meeting and you are invited to participate.

I have attached an Agenda which includes a list of decisions made
via email to date.June Agenda

The meeting is open to the public. If you wish to view the
meeting and/or address the PC on any matter during the Public Participation
item - immediately prior to the formal meeting - please contact me (email:
roger.p.coleman@btinternet.com or Answerphone 01225 862770) and I will provide
you with the Zoom 'log-in' details. Your details will only be retained by me
for the purpose of contacting you. They will not be passed to anyone else and
will be deleted once I have contacted you.

Roger Coleman

25 May 2020

Clerk to Westwood Parish Council


Westwood Nursery School Closure

The Parish Council regrets to inform you that the Westwood Nursery School is to close. It has, over the very many years (around 40 years) provided a valuable service to the many youngsters in Westwood and beyond.

The Parish Council is keen to promote the use of the building and is inviting residents to propose a possible future use for the building.

Any proposed use must be sympathetic to its location. It is very close to houses and there is no available vehicle parking. And its use must benefit the wider community of Westwood. If you do have ideas for its future use, please let the Clerk to the Parish Council know - a brief written description of a possible use and how its use is to be managed should be sent to the Clerk no later than 31 January 2020.

Roger Coleman - email address roger.p.coleman@btinternet.com

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Westwood Update

Westwood Update Apr/May 2020

The news from the current version of Westwood Update No 145 has been added to the website. News items are published in the appropriate categories. Please do not overlook the links to other pages on the Community webpage in the left hand column.

 I have published the deadline dates for copy for the 2020 Westwood Updates on the Community page - in the the right hand column. There is also a copy in the Westwood Update

Geoff Edwards Editor

Owing to the pandemic caused by the Covid-19 coronavirus many of the activities planned for this year will more than likely not go ahead.  Let's hope that this dreadful disease will become treatable. 

Contact local police

For all non emergency calls to the police phone 101.

The telephone company will determine where the call is being made from and direct the caller to the local police for that area. For further information visit: Police UK

This works anywhere in the UK. If you are phoning outside of Wiltshire to report to your local police call 2012 your call will be redirected by the operator to your local police.

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